I’m trying the first trial install of PMM Server at VMWare platform.
Had downloaded the file pmm-server-1.13.0.ova.
However, unable to open/import that file into VMWare - got error messages :
The OVF package requires unsupported software,
Details: Line 80: OVF hardware element ‘Resource Type’ with instance ID ‘5’: No support for the virtual hardware device type ‘20’.
Any assistance with that issue resolution is very appreciated.
I’ve managed to continue with the import. Currently i’ve got messages :
… dracutinitqueue : Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts
… dracutinitqueue : Warning: Could not boot.
My understanding is that the VMWare OVA/OVF file we have supports VMware - ESXi 6.5 and if you don’t use that version there may be an issue.
You mention the version number (above) but not the implementation (sorry if that’s not the correct term). I discussed your issue with our team and they think it is likely that you are not using ESXi 6.5.
If you ARE using VMware ESXi 6.5 then please could you confirm that specific version since then I will be able to get this issue resolved. If it’s not this implementation, there may not be a positive response in the short term, though hopefully we might be able to support other releases in due course.
VMware ESXi 6.5 is supported by PMM OVA, but according to the error text we think you might be using VMware vCenter 6.5, which we don’t currently have an implementation for.
Could you please make a screenshot of the web interface to show where you import PMM OVA and get the ERROR. Then we might be able to establish if that hunch is correct or not.
Unfortunately, the differences might be subtle but enough to cause a problem. If you send the screenprint, we can check it out.
Apologies for the delay in replying to you. Percona strives to support all platforms that claim acceptance of the OVF format, however the VMware platform provides a set of challenges since the Enterprise platform is not free ($$) and we don’t use VMware internally, so we don’t have an Enterprise environment on which we can test before we release. This is why we can assure you the product works on VMware Workstation Player. I am looking into building a relationship with VMware but this is proving more challenging than I expected, so in the short term I do not yet have any guidance for you, other than I have heard reports that users of VMware Enterprise are able to still use PMM Server when they import the image at the node level, and not through vSpere / vCenter.
I’ll update this thread when I have new details to report. Thanks for your patience avi vainshtein !
Virtual option didn’t work for us till now. We can’t/don’t use AWS, since our network is an offline net (no direct internet access).
Does it mean that the only left option is Docker ? (we have no experience with it)
Don’t you have an RPM-install option ?
Some time ago, we to faced issues with exporting .ovf images and importing them in other environments with the same error.
The fix that i found, was to export the package with the VMware OVF tool with this line (for windows):